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Chinese Snuff Bottles

Chinese snuff bottles, only a couple inches in height, are pieces of art that once held powdered tobacco as a remedy for headaches, stomachaches, and other ailments. These small bottles can be made from glass, jade, ivory, ceramic, and metal, among other materials. The more intricately and beautifully decorated the bottle, the higher status or rank of the owner in historical China.

Due to the humid climate of China, snuff would normally stick together and become a solid block in a container that was not fully sealed. Realizing this, Emperor Kangxi commissioned the creation of beautifully hand-decorated medicine bottles with well-fitted lids during the Qing Dynasty. Since then, the popularity of these snuff bottles grew and snuff bottles became synonymous with aristocracy.


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Floral snuff bottle

February 25, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Yong Zheng Marked liuli snuff bottle

February 25, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Yong Zheng Marked Liuli snuff bottle

February 25, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Liuli snuff bottle

February 25, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Kang Xi Marked liuli snuff bottle

February 25, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Qian Long Marked Liuli snuff bottle

February 25, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Qian Long marked liuli snuff bottle

February 25, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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Qiao Color Agate carved figure snuff bottle

February 25, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Qian Long Marked Yellow liuli lotus snuff bottle

February 25, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Qian Long Marked yellow liuli snuff bottle

February 25, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Yong Zheng Marked Liuli double snuff bottle

February 25, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Glassware Enamel Colors Snuff Bottle

February 25, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Enamel Snuff Bottle

February 25, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Enamel Snuff Bottle

February 25, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Enamel Snuff Bottle

February 25, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Glassware Enamel Colors Snuff Bottle

February 25, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Glassware Enamel Colors Snuff Bottle

February 25, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Glassware Enamel Colors Snuff Bottle

February 25, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese white jade snuff bottle

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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extremely rare well hollowed agate snuff bottle

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese well hollowed agate snuff bottle

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Unusual melon shape Peking glass snuff bottle

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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2 Chinese vintage porcelain snuff bottles

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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2 vintage snuff bottles

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese antique hetian jade snuff bottle

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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2 snuff bottles

February 26, 2018, 2:00 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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OGGETTISTICA

February 27, 2018, 10:30 AM CET
Genoa, Italy

€150 (starting bid)

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A COLLECTION OF CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE STOPPERS AND SPOONS.  (qty)  ?????????

February 27, 2018, 11:00 AM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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ASSORTED BOOKS ON SNUFF BOTTLE COLLECTION

February 27, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
San Marino, CA, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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A CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

February 27, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
San Marino, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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A GREENISH BLUE SNUFF BOTTLE

February 27, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
San Marino, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A BROWN AGATE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

February 27, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
San Marino, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A BLACK AGATE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

February 27, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
San Marino, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A YELLOW GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

February 27, 2018, 5:00 PM PST
San Marino, CA, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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CHINESE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

February 28, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE REVERSE PAINT CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE

February 28, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE REVERSE PAINT SNUFF BOTTLE

February 28, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE REVERSE PAINT SNUFF BOTTLE

February 28, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE WITH NO COVER

February 28, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A PAIR OF EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES together wi

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER bearing

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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A LARGE EARLY 20TH CENTURY TIBETAN GILT METAL AND CARVED COCONUT SNUFF BOTT

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A LARGE CHINESE PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER decorated with birds

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY TIBETAN COPPER AND BONE SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£70 (starting bid)

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A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE painted with f

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£70 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER decorat

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER decorat

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE QING DYNASTY CINNABAR LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE overlaid with flowers.

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED PUCE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER ca

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE CARVED BUFFALO HORN SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER decorated with a sch

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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TWO EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES AND STOPPERS. 5 cm high. (2)

March 1, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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11 Snuffbottles.

March 1, 2018, 1:00 PM CET
Rudolstadt, Germany

€240 (starting bid)

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Chinese Peking Glass Carp and Lotus Snuff Bottle

March 1, 2018, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$70 (starting bid)

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Chinese Glass Inner Painting Snuff Bottle Signed

March 1, 2018, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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March 2, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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